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OROURKE, Martha Lonette

O'ROURKE - Martha Lonette We are saddened to report the death of our beloved Marti on January 7, 2011. She was born on April 13, 1945 in Ft. Worth to Lonnie and Mary Hudkins and graduated from Bryan Adams in Dallas. She held an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from SMU and was nearing completion of a Masters in Dispute Resolution, also from SMU. Marti enjoyed a long career as a flight attendant with American Airlines and served two labor associations, Airline Stewardess Association as President, and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants as Vice President. Always cheerful and upbeat, Marti had an indomitable spirit, exuberant sense of humor and was deeply loved by her large family and wide circle of friends. She was an accomplished artist and photographer, patron of the theater and opera, and was especially known for her culinary and entertaining prowess. Marti is survived by her husband Paul Railsback; her two sons Neil and Matt O'Rourke; sister Kathy Ashlock and her husband Gene; brother Alonzo Hudkins; stepsons Craig Railsback and his wife Lynette, Jason Railsback and his wife Anita, Brian Railsback and his wife Cari; grandchildren Alec O'Rourke, Jackson, Charlotte, William, Helen and Lola Railsback; nieces Emily Ashlock and Elizabeth Littleton and husband Noah and children Daniel and Ben. Funeral Services will be held at RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME in Dallas at 12:30 on Tuesday, January 11. In lieu of flowers, donations can by made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.spca.org.

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